state of the market

State the Market brings together influential leaders for conversations on the topics that are shaping the corporate and investing landscape – all to support Youth INC’s work with our 80+ nonprofit partners.

State of the Market (SOTM)

15th Annual Speaker Series
Each year, Youth INC raises the funds needed to transform the lives of 240,000 young people living in New York City by turning the intellectual capital of our network of supporters into financial capital.

SOTM virtual speaker series features dynamic discussions with prominent experts on a wide range of timely topics that are shaping the corporate and investing landscape – all to support Youth INC’s work with our 80+ nonprofit partners. ​
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SOTM Speaker series

CEO Perspectives on Climate Risk Management

PAST EVENT:
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Chief executives from two leading financial institutions joined a foremost expert on ESG to discuss the journey to Net Zero while meeting financial objectives.

The Future of Travel

PAST EVENT:
Thursday, November 18, 2021

The global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the world of travel. Top travel experts gather to discuss the trends and innovations shaping the industry's recovery.

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5 Blind Spots in Your Cyber Risk Management Strategy

PAST EVENT:
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Join leading cyber experts as they share their insights on the importance of strengthening cyber resilience as a key strategic priority.

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CEO Perspectives on Climate Risk Management

THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2022 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Climate change poses a range of risks for investors, spanning asset classes and geographies, and intensifying the timeless tension between the desire for short-term gains and the responsibility to preserve long-term value. As we transition to a low-carbon economy, how can investors respond to the opportunities while meeting investment objectives?

Jose Minaya, Nuveen, and Ronald O'Hanley, State Street, chief executives from two leading financial institutions, joined in conversation with Betty Huber, a foremost expert on ESG at Latham and Watkins LLP, to discuss achieving Net Zero by 2050 with an equitable transition to a low carbon future and how investors can respond to these opportunities while meeting financial objectives.
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"The success of State of the Market provides an unparalleled occasion where the business community comes together in support of New York City youth."

outstanding corporate Partner

Corporate Partner: Goldman Sachs

Youth INC values the relationships forged with its corporate partners and is proud to present Goldman Sachs with the 2021 Outstanding Corporate Partner of the Year Award.

From our founding by Steve Orr, a former Goldman Sachs investment banker and whose mentor was John C. Whitehead a former Chairman of the firm, Goldman Sachs has played a historical role in advancing Youth INC’s mission of expanding access to opportunity so that all young people can thrive.

Drawing from its Fund for Racial Equity, Goldman Sachs continued its legacy of corporate citizenship through its recent investment in Youth INC’s Rise Academy for Leaders of Color. Rise Academy champions equitable organizations and representative leadership in the nonprofit sector by overcoming barriers that limit the advancement of people of color.

About: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

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outstanding corporate Partner

Corporate Partner: Goldman Sachs

Youth INC values the relationships forged with its corporate partners and is proud to present Goldman Sachs with the 2021 Outstanding Corporate Partner of the Year Award.

From our founding by Steve Orr, a former partner of Goldman Sachs and whose mentor was John C. Whitehead, Goldman Sachs has played a critical role in helping Youth INC expand access to opportunity so that all young people can thrive.

Drawing from its Fund for Racial Equity, Goldman Sachs continued its legacy of corporate citizenship through its recent investment in Youth INC’s Rise Academy for Leaders of Color. Rise Academy champions equitable organizations and representative leadership in the nonprofit sector by overcoming barriers that limit the advancement of people of color.

About: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

"As someone who has been involved with Youth INC for 20 years, I can honestly say that I have never been more proud of our work or humbled by the opportunity to help the young people of our city access opportunities to achieve their full potential."

2021 sotm event highlights

The Future of Travel

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EST
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
The global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the world of travel. Top experts gather to discuss the trends and innovations shaping the industry's recovery. Join Tom Wagner, Knighthead Capital Management, LLC (moderator), Mark Fields, Hertz; Greg O'Hara, Certares; J.D. O'Hara, Internova Travel Group; and Michael Qualantone, American Express Global Business Travel, as they answer some of the most pressing questions about travel’s future and share insights on consumers’ evolving attitudes.

5 Blind Spots in Your Cyber Risk Management Strategy

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
In the face of increasingly sophisticated attacks, the private sector remains vulnerable to threats that have devastating ripple effects on the economy and safety.  Companies—from startups to Fortune 50—are at high risk and may not even realize it.  The emergence of hybrid work, public cloud adoption and IOT has created a new frontier for cyber risk.  Many firms lack the comprehensive cybersecurity program to prevent, detect and respond. Are you doing enough to mitigate aggregate exposure across your portfolio companies?  View Youth INC's recording as leading cyber experts, Sarah Stephens of Marsh, Rich Itri of ECI and Dean Weber of AlixPartners break down the five things critical to your cyber risk strategy.

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Hear leading cyber experts as they share their insights on the importance of strengthening cyber resilience as a key strategic priority.
Sarah Stephens, Marsh
Sarah Stephens
Head of Cyber, International & Cyber Divisional Leader, FINPRO UK
Marsh Specialty
Event Moderator
Rich Itri, Eze Castle Integration
Rich Itri
SVP, Professional Services (CIO Advisory)
Eze Castle Integration (ECI)
Dean Weber, AlixPartners
Dean Weber
SVP, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
AlixPartners

SOTM Sponsors

Past NOTABLE speakers

Peter Beshar

Marsh & McLennan

David Blitzer

Blackstone

Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg


Michelle Caruso-Cabrera

Business News Reporter


Jamie Dimon

JPMorgan Chase

Daniel Doctoroff

Sidewalk Labs

Jennifer Easterly

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Roger Ferguson

TIAA

Adena Friedman

NASDAQ

Jonathan Gray

Blackstone

Howard Marks

Oaktree Capital


David Rubenstein

The Carlyle Group
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Roger Ferguson

TIAA

Evan Wildstein

Board Co-President,
Kohlberg & Company

Evan Wildstein

Board Co-President,
Kohlberg & Company

Evan Wildstein

Board Co-President,
Kohlberg & Company

Evan Wildstein

Board Co-President,
Kohlberg & Company

Evan Wildstein

Board Co-President,
Kohlberg & Company

Evan Wildstein

Board Co-President,
Kohlberg & Company

Evan Wildstein

Board Co-President,
Kohlberg & Company

Evan Wildstein

Board Co-President,
Kohlberg & Company

Evan Wildstein

Board Co-President,
Kohlberg & Company

Evan Wildstein

Board Co-President,
Kohlberg & Company

Evan Wildstein

Board Co-President,
Kohlberg & Company

Evan Wildstein

Board Co-President,
Kohlberg & Company

Evan Wildstein

Board Co-President,
Kohlberg & Company

Evan Wildstein

Board Co-President,
Kohlberg & Company

Evan Wildstein

Board Co-President,
Kohlberg & Company

Evan Wildstein

Board Co-President,
Kohlberg & Company

Evan Wildstein

Board Co-President,
Kohlberg & Company

Evan Wildstein

Board Co-President,
Kohlberg & Company

Evan Wildstein

Board Co-President,
Kohlberg & Company
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supporting our nonprofit partners

Raising Our City
Youth INC accelerates the most promising youth-development organizations across New York City. Our 75+ nonprofit partners deliver high-caliber programming to more than 200,000 young people. Our partners provide access to opportunity for youth to build the skills and confidence needed to succeed in life.

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